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ST. GEORGE — A man pinned between two vehicles was rescued when a motorist heard his calls for help Wednesday morning, stopped and flagged down a second motorist to help.
Shortly after 9 a.m. officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to East Hilton Drive for a traumatic injury incident after a bystander called 911.
Gold Cross paramedics were just blocks away and were able to respond to the scene in less than a minute, St. George Fire Department’s Battalion Chief Darren Imlay said.
Firefighters and police arrived shortly after and found the injured man pinned between a pickup truck and a minivan that the truck was transporting.
Emergency personnel were placed on either side of the man for support and airbags were placed between the front of the minivan and the rear bumper of the pickup truck, then inflated slowly to prevent the minivan from moving forward.
With the airbags in place, the minivan was placed in neutral and rolled backward, which freed the man and allowed responders to see the extent of his injuries.
He was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for evaluation and treatment for what appeared to be a serious injury to his leg.